NHL-Montreal Canadiens great Guy Lafleur dies at 70

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  • Friday, 22 Apr 2022

FILE PHOTO: Jul 5, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Former Montreal Canadiens player Guy Lafleur waves to the crowd during the first period against Tampa Bay Lightning in game four of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) -Guy Lafleur, a Hockey Hall of Fame ice hockey player who won five Stanley Cups during a storied 17-year NHL career spent primarily with the Montreal Canadiens, has died at the age of 70, his former team said on Friday.

Lafleur, who began his NHL career with the Canadiens in 1971, was one of the most prodigious scorers and most exciting players of his generation, or any other.

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